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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 18, 2021 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: last thing john said

to paul...

Think about me every now and then, old friend."

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 19, 2021 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

and then Yoko screeched something at John and they were out of there

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 20, 2021 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Imagine Yoko coming out at a New Year's gig to duet with Donna on Playing. Heck, throw in Joan Baez and you have the Axis of Evil.

Sorry Donna, you know I kid.

Kind of.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2021 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I beg to differ. Ms. Baez has the voice of an angel. Donna is a very accomplished vocalist...most of the time. And Yoko, I guess we agree on that one.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 21, 2021 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

JB may have the voice of an angel but she was a stage hog of epic proportions. I saw her at Bread and Roses one year with the Heart sisters, it was almost like she was in competition with them. Who could belt it out the loudest - JB wins that battle every time. She doesn't sing with others she sings over other people. Can I drown out the other singers on stage? Then I win!

I saw her do her solo thing a few times and it was good, no one to compete with.

With the GD they were laughing behind her back while on stage. It was quite painful to see in '81. Right at midnight on NYE someone (JB) is wailing on an atonal kazoo...we were right at the stage and we were laughing our asses off. Watching Jerry all tripped out giving Joan the stink eye is a pretty clear memory from that show.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 20, 2021 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I certainly see your point of view, and I even agree...in certain circumstances. Primarily in the Wall of Sound years, for reasons that have been discussed, Donna blew (easy...). Once the sound system created better on stage acoustics for her sensitive ears, she was great post-74. Baez? Kind of the female Dylan to my ears. Very distinctive style that makes her a true original. Too bad I don't like it. To each his own.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2021 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

"To each his own" Absolutely. I have often caught flak for saying Joplin was better than Grace. It seems some found Janis' vocal stylings to be somewhat abrasive and Ms. Slick's warbling tremolo soothing

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 20, 2021 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I think Donna's voice couldn't handle volume very well and she was forced to sing in keys that weren't in her wheelhouse to accommodate Jerry and Bob. Big imho.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 20, 2021 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

That!

And according to "legend", they messed with her monitor feed because they wanted Keith but had to accept Donna to get him in the band.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 20, 2021 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Oooh. Was she was the Linda McCartney of the Grateful Dead? Inquiring minds want to know. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 20, 2021 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

That is awesome. If you really want to torture yourself, find a Wings concert with Linda's vocals separated. My God.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 20, 2021 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

And now for something completely different, and in tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RnhVDTks3g

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 21, 2021 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I tried, but her facial expressions made me want to run. She was feeling it a little too much.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 22, 2021 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I worked with a lady who played that song on repeat repeat repeat...now it just causes my temples to pulsate and my stomach to turn. Kind of like drinking tequila does now, after a couple of over indulgences.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 21, 2021 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Ha--fair point; I had just rec'd it and all I could conclude was she defn has a good voice, period (as opposed to those described above folks were debating).

It came about via a discussion on Zulu folk music (I had no idea about the origin of the Token's hit).

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 22, 2021 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

For those who would like an education on the origins of the song and how the descendants of the illiterate songwriter from South Africa at least were able to recoup a little of what was taken from him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/world/africa/in-the-jungle-the-unjust-jungle-a-small-victory.html

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 22, 2021 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Thanks for the link; sad story--amazing how many people covered it, and had hits w it.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 23, 2021 5:20am
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I would have to say this goes down as the most informative, and civil, hijack in recent memory.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 24, 2021 3:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

The NY Times told me to subscribe in order to read the story. In any case, in the mid-90's I saw the Tokens play at a local County Fair

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 24, 2021 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

https://performingsongwriter.com/lion-sleeps-tonight/

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 23, 2021 6:43am
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Give it time

Thanks for posting this

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 21, 2021 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Tokens were right up there with Pat Boone when it came to cultural appropriation.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 20, 2021 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

https://youtu.be/WfzRlcnq_c0

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 20, 2021 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Ms Baez may have the voice of an angel but I'll never forgive her for what she did to the Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down. Old grudges die hard. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 21, 2021 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

JB having the voice of an angle is a little over the top. She had a set of pipes no question but all that warbling on folk tunes from other centuries, early on- more grating than anything Donna ever did imo.

Yoko was an avante garde artist given a very wide berth by John given some of his musical pursuits post-Beatles. (Have you heard her contributions to the tunes John and Chuck Berry did on the Mike Douglas show in early '72? Wow.)

Point is, for some context here, Phil's vocals sucked and he's never suffered this kind of scrutiny. If there's any Dead live recordings where his voice can get separated out (ala the Linda McCartney public hanging mc'd by Howard Stern 30 years ago), on perhaps a '72 Attics, or Brokedown Palace, we could all have that same fun again.

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 20, 2021 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Phil wants in on that action.

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Poster: Bascombe Currey Date: Dec 21, 2021 8:00am
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friends are pure love.....

Regards: tower .

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 21, 2021 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

The one thing YOU cant hide....

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Dec 22, 2021 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said was "Thank you for sharing"?

So now we can add two more to the game.
Muellerson Ricard
Bascombe Currey

Past recent winners
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I hope to see Snowden Bumbershoot.soon

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Poster: Muellerson Ricard Date: Dec 21, 2021 3:13am
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Thanks for sharing it...
Regards: boll .

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 21, 2021 5:18am
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The last thing John said was "Thanks for sharing it..."?


That must have made quite the impression on Hinckley.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 21, 2021 8:21am
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You win. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 20, 2021 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I thought at first you'd gone all religious on us and were quoting the gospel.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 20, 2021 9:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I was.